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The Community Newsletter

I want to Personally Thank Our team of writers. I could Not do this alone. This newsletter is for the Activeworlds Citizens.

Check out the AW Forum page for additional information on and around Activeworlds.

Editor's Note: Our best days are NOT Behind us, they Are Ahead of us. We are a Community of Aw Citizens and we're strong. Let's finish this year off with the strength and power within us. We can Accomplish Great things . Traveling around Activeworlds I have seen it. We can & we will do great things, but it will take each & everyone of us. Rise up! Community, the power is in our hearts and it is not lost or forgotten. We have a community spirit that we're all proud of. Are you with me Community?

Do any of you know how hard it is to be chasing down a Virtual Spoon? OH BTW I am told that Virtual Spoon has jolted up with guess who ? You got it Virtual Fork. And Virtual Fork is making his first appearance in this New Letter
So a big Welcome goes out to Virtual Fork.

Oh yes, and be sure check out the Forum Page & our New Entry Point to Active Worlds it is amazing.

In this issue you will find stories about recent past events and present ones as well as possible future events. Wow, that should cover just about everything, I hope that you have had a chance to at least check out Our New Entry World. A lot of hard work went into this world . By going there you will see just what A new comer gets to experience as they learn about Active Worlds. Also in the present and future event category we have Bingo open 24 hrs.

This Newsletter is a community effort to show examples of what can be done. I am very proud of the Citizens of Active Worlds not only did they hear my cry wanting to bring our News Letter back but they stepped up and said how can I help, how can I get involved and yes I want too. So to the community I SAY THANK YOU. From my Team of dedicated Writers, I could not do this alone. To ALL of the citizens. I thank you to each and every one of you. Were apart of a amazing times we live in. With new technology surrounding us all around.  If you do send material to the Aw Virtual times , please be sure to include the name you use for your AV in ActiveWorlds.

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First off I'd like to wish the Virtual Times Staff , good fortune on their travels around Alpha & beyond good fortune they will be looking for a good locations for the world on the month location & the Mystery location. If you have a site that you would like to show case and have build please do write to address listed and the staff & I will discuss this. jloawsac2gmail.com The Staff & your editor want to hear from you.

Oh yes, and be sure check out the garden page. Rumor has it that Cable car Gal has some tips on growing fall vegetables for the home gardener. I'm not sure about any of you for me I love to garden and play in the dirt and see just what I can do in a small space in planters , but you can find more info on this flowery event on the garden page.

The Build of the Month


Many talented builds are here in this world. You will want to be sure to visit all the sites of this world. There is a vast array of themes and talented inspiration. Here is a sample of some of the great things you can see.

First Place place is to visit is the central park .
The creation is excellent.

You feel like your visting a central park any where in the USA. But your not you have wandered to Brazil. AAABrazil is a p-10 world You would not know it with the amount of great builds.

This world show cases the very best of Aw using aw objects and custom objects , talented builders creative ideas and it is lag free. Now is your chance to wander around a great world and see what there is to see. Fulfill a childhood fantasy. See the wonders and beauty of this adventure.

Second Place to visit is the Museum. Be sure and check this out,. teleport to 4n 1w. you will be surprised what you find here.

Great use of space and movers to ride on.

Third-place to visit Teleport center.

This build is a sampling of what a world owner can do. A very creative way of creating a teleport center. If you enjoy beauty then this one is for you. It's a fine example to show just how far technology has come in such a short time.

Now a shout out to the community There is a wonderful pool of talent to be seen. In & around ActiveWorlds. We have to unleash it some how wake it up; I hope that by doing this News letter as your staff writer & the team of very talented people that have volunteered their time and ther talent we can do just that.
Be sure to visit many of the worlds in Active Worlds. We are rich in talent and style.

One of my favorite things about Active Worlds is the vast talent of our Citizens and the community spirit that is still here. If you have a world that your would like to feature or a build of your own please do let one of my staff members know and we will see about featuing this in the news letter.

Last but certainly not least is AAABrazil is a world that, as your staff writer, I truly enjoyed visiting and exploring every building. Learning more & more about Brazil.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy this world as much as I have.

So here you go another creation not to miss. This world is all about dreams, and like dreams you never know what you will find. So take the time to really explore this build; surprise will be found round every corner. There is even a nice boat ride a museum to learn a wonderful teleport center and much more wonders for the eyes and ears and more. But spoilers for sure if I tell much more. So explore and enjoy the adventure. If you think you have seen it all, trust me you have not.If you would like your builds to feature in the Aw Virtual times, please telegram Cablecar Gal. If you build it and tell us, they will come, that is, if they know the coordinates. So send us your builds and coordinates. Any description or comments you would like to add will also be greatly appreciated. Alternatively, you can email jloawsac@gmail.com. Back to Top

Virtual Spoon


Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken


  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing divided
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 green onions, cut into 3/4-inch lengths
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped gingerroot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Directions Combine flour, crushed pepper and 1/4 cup dressing in medium bowl. Add chicken; stir to evenly coat with dressing mixture. Add to large nonstick skillet or wok; stir-fry on medium-high heat 5 to 6 min. or until chicken is done. Spoon chicken onto plate; set aside. Add bell peppers and celery to skillet; stir-fry 3 to 4 m

    Return chicken to skillet. Add remaining dressing; stir to combine all ingredients. Stir-fry 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.in. or until crisp-tender. Spoon cooked vegetables to one side of skillet. Add nuts, onions, ginger and garlic to other side of skillet; stir-fry 1 to 2 min. or until onions are crisp-tender .  

    Sweet Sour Pork


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained sweet sour chicken
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Sweet'N Sour Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
  • Directions: Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 minutes or until cooked through. Add vegetables, pineapple with juice and sweet and sour sauce; mix well. Stir in water. Bring to boil. Add vegetables, pineapple with juice and sweet and sour sauce; mix well. Stir in water. Bring to boil. 3 Stir in rice; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Tip 1 Make it Easy Substitute 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen BOCA Meatless Chik'n Nuggets for the cut-up fresh chicken. Cook and stir in the hot oil in large skillet 7 to 8 minutes or until nuggets are crisp and heated through. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Continue as directed, adding the nuggets to the cooked vegetable mixture along with the rice. Enjoy  

    Sausage & Bell Pepper with White Rice & Broccoli


  • Smoke Sausage cut up in slices or chunks
  • Yellow Red Green Bell Pepper
  • One Yellow onion cut up into chunks
  • Two cloves of garlic minced
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Buttom mushrooms diced and cut
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of Parmesan cheese for the topping
  • Directions

    Add some olive oil & the minced garlic to a nonstick skillet add the smoked sausage to the skillet, add the chopped onion and the bell peppers. Stir and be careful not to burn the garlic Add mushrooms.
    Drain the diced tomatoes and toss them into the skillet & stir well. And pour into the mixture the tomato sauce slowly.
    While this mixture is simmering cook the instant rice according to package directions. When the rice is cooked pour the rice over the top of the mixture And Stir in the broccoli hearts stir completely.
    Before serving top with the Parmesan cheese.

    One-eyed Cookie Monster

    What You Need

      Halloween Treats
    • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin, divided
    • 1/2 tsp. yellow food coloring
    • 1/4 tsp. green food coloring
    • 1 tub (16 oz.) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
    • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
    • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mx
    • 8 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows, cut into thirdsi
    • 24 blue candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1/4 cup)
    • 2 Tbsp. JET-PUFFED Vanilla MALLOW Bitet's Make It
      • Directions

        Add 1 Tbsp. dry gelatin mix and food colorings to frosting in medium bowl; stir gently with whisk until blended. Stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use.< Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending remaining dry gelatin mix into batter before spooning into prepared cups. Cool completely< Spread cupcakes with COOL WHIP mixture. Decorate with remaining ingredients  

    Virtual Fork


    I recently made myself lasagne, made with fresh vegetables in the supermarket, served in a package, and there was a recipe with it, about how to prepare it.

    2 tablespoons of olive oil (or 3 -4 spoons enough for starting)
    300 grams of minced beef
    300 milliliters of semi-skimmed milk
    150 grams of grated cheese (e.g. emmental , mozzarella) (or 200g if you like more cheese)
    6 small tomatoes (approx.1kg) , you can also use roma tomatoes (they are long instead of round)
    1 large onion
    1 carrot
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 steel of leek (half a steel is ok for that)
    1 red bell pepper
    A handful of fresh herbs : thyme, rozemary, oregano, basil
    9 lasagne sheets (10cm x 8cm in size), this pasta can be bought in the supermarket and they are hard
    3-4 tablespoons of lasagne sauce , this can be tomato paste , but a better option is red pesto for that. Red pesto can be bought in small jars , and is based on dried tomatoes.

    Clean the vegetables.
    Cut the onion, carrot , leek , tomatoes and bell pepper into small pieces.
    Also chop finely the fresh herbs .

    Take a large pan (or pot ) and heat the olive oil , and add the onion and the minced beef.
    Bake it on a high temperature for 3-5 minutes .
    Then add the carrot, leek , garlic, bell pepper and herbs, and bake them during 5 minutes.
    Then add the tomatoes, the milk , and the lasagne sauce , and let this simmer during 5-10 minutes on a lower temperature, so that the tomatoes are not solid anymore.
    Then the sauce is ready.

    Choose an oven dish (casserole) that is big enough , that you can put 3 lasagne sheets on 1 layer.
    Preheat the oven, so that it has a temperature of 200 degrees celcius.
    Now divide the sauce that you have prepared into 4 equal parts.

    Put part 1 of the sauce at the bottom of the casserole. (bottom layer)
    Cover it with 3 (hard, uncooked) lasagne sheets.
    Put part 2 of the sauce on top of the lasagne sheets.top of the lasagne sheets.
    Cover this with half of the grated cheese.
    Cover this again with 3 lasagne sheets
    Put part 3 of the sauce on top of the lasagne sheets.
    Cover this with the last 3 lasagne sheets.
    Put part 4 of the sauce on top of the lasagne sheets.
    Finally cover it with the rest of the grated cheese.

    Put this in the oven during 35-40 minutes at 200 degrees celcius.
    If you let it less than 30 minutes in the oven ,the lasagne sheets won’t be entirely soft.
    So make sure that it stays long enough in the oven.

    Then the dish is ready to serve.
    If you serve it immediately, then the lasagne will still have a bit of wet sauce.
    If you serve it the next day, then the water will be withdrawn into the pasta sheets.

    Some Easy to make recipes. As the Staff Writer I can not do this alone. We need your help. Wake UP community. . The architecture of this News Letter was designed around the theme of Active Worlds. The need to communicate with the commumity & its citizens, And to share with the community apart of our real lives & share with the community some recipes. As the Staff we're always looking for new recipes. If you have any that you would like to share please do send them to jloawsac@gmail.com I have been asked many times this question. So do I need a crock pot & a Smart Pot? And is it better to use a deep frier or a air frier. Which one is better. "It's really up to the individual. His or her personal taste & health restricitions and dietery needs." Back to Top

    Build Tips 


    I've been putting together Movers for awhile now, but working at a different angle. Not treating the mover as a vehicle, but as an avatar by itself. Of course they are all unique and while they are not meant to represent any particular person they become 'people' by themselves. Meet MoonMan. Obviously he lives on the moon. ( or at least I think he does) Low gravity means he is about ten feet tall and for some reason he's blue. Making Movers as avatars isn't difficult, all you need is a face. Find one you can change, warp, stretch and do whatever it takes to wrap around a PictGlobe and away you go. Most any graphics program can do this and the image is uploaded ,in my case, to Imgur. After that you can shape the body to any 'person' you like, it doesnt even have to be human. It could be robotic, ethereal, angelic with wings or an insectoid alien. The AW Cav options give a lot of leeway in creating your avatar, but making one as a Mover is more like putting on a costume and becoming a completely different thing.


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    Paper White Narcissus

    Fall is here. Fall is the ideal time for undertaking many garden projects—things are settling down for a long winter rest, and rejuvenating rains are on their way. Now is the time to hammer out your plans for the entire garden-year, and we’ve got some tried-and-true tips to help you get started. Following these basic fall planting tips will yield major results in not just how your garden looks in autumn, but how well it performs year-round. Spring-Blooming Bulbs; It's time to plant your spring-blooming bulbs. Choose from over 200 individual varieties and mixes including daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, iris, onions, garlic, and more. You can find a wide variety of bulbs and fall plants at your local nursey. And get many tips on planting and caring for your plants .

    Bulbs produce yellow-golden, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom atop slender, tall stems in early spring. Narrow, strap-like foliage has a soft, gray-green color. Easy to naturalize over a hillside or wildflower garden.

    Small is smarter
    When you have a choice, buy little plants (in 4-inch nursery pots); they’re less expensive (usually under $5), easier to handle, and will catch up to the larger ones with winter rains. Smaller plants are your best bet if your fall planting plan requires multiples to fill out a bed. Gallon-size plants, on the other hand, start around $10 each but can provide instant effects.
    We look forward to seeing the beauty of the possible.

    Paperwhites are fragrant, winter-blooming bulbs that are grown indoors.<P> Inside each bulb is everything that’s needed to produce a living bouquet of beautiful flowers.</p><P> Simply put the bulbs in a container, add water, and they'll be blooming in just 3 to 4 weeks.</P> If you plant a few bulbs each month you'll be able to enjoy fresh flowers all winter long. Here’s how to get your paperwhite bulbs off to a great start:</P>


    Paperwhites are usually grown without soil. Choose a shallow, watertight container and fill the bottom with two or three inches of small stones. Marble chips, polished stones, glass beads or washed gravel all work fine. Planting in groups of five or more bulbs will give you the best show. Place the bulbs closely together (touching each other is fine) with their pointed ends up. The tops of the bulbs should be even with or slightly above the rim of the pot. Add more stones to hold the bulbs in place.
    After planting, add water to the container until it barely touches the base of the bulbs. Put the pot in a cool, bright location. Over the next two weeks, water sparingly, adding only enough water to maintain the same level. Once the bulbs start growing, you'll need to replenish the water more often, but keep the level below the base of the bulbs.
    If you prefer to grow your paperwhites in soil, use a standard container mix and keep the top of the bulbs above the soil surface. Moisten the container mix before planting and then water sparingly until the bulbs have developed roots and are growing well.
    As the plants grow, turn the pot every few days to keep the foliage growing straight. Bright light and relatively cool temperatures (60-65°F) will help the plants grow quickly without getting too tall. If the stems get too tall to support themselves, you can encircle the foliage with ribbon or string.

    Like most bulbs that are forced for indoor flowers, paperwhites are usually tossed out after they finish blooming.

    In warm climates, where temperatures don't go below 20°F, paperwhite bulbs can be planted outdoors and will bloom in late winter. Paperwhites require a hot, dry summer in order to produce a good show of flowers. For this reason, they are considered perennials only in Southern California and parts of Texas.
    Read the plant tags
    Another important fall planting tip is to exercise a little restraint. Take a moment to read the plant tags. Find out how big the plants will grow, and whether they need sun or shade. Then choose plants that will thrive in the spot you have in mind for them. “Full sun,” for example, means you should plant in a spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day.

    I love to garden. There is nothing like getting out there and playing in the dirt, just the feel of the dirt around your fingers and then seeing what you have planted come to life before your eyes.
    Even if it is a house plant you can still get the thrill of seeing it grow to new heights. And give it the same care that you would if you had a back yard or a roof garden or just a small patio.
    It's all about the love of the out doors and the seeing soemthing grow that you have planted.
    Transplant shock in plants is almost unavoidable. Let’s face it, plants were not designed to be moved from place to place, and when we humans do this to them, it is bound to cause some problems. But, there are a few things to know about how to avoid transplant shock and cure plant transplant shock after it has occurred. To be continued. You think i am going to give you a tip now for this. NO! I want you to keep reading month after month. If I write about it now you won't be lookiing for the solutions next month. So you will just have to wait until November. If you have a gardening tip please gram cablecar gal or send a email to please contact the virtual_times at <a href="mailto:jloawsac@gmail.comt">jloawsac@gmail.com


    Once you have selected your fall-planted bulbs, these step-by-step instructions about when and how to plant will ensure you enjoy picture perfect results.

    1. Dig a hole that is 3 to 4 times deeper than the height of the bulb.

    2. Set the bulb in the bottom of the hole, following the recommended spacing.

    3. Replace the soil and completely cover the bulb. Watering is only necessary if the soil is very dry.

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    Grow Lettuce

    Yes, you can grow lettuce in pots, and this is how.

    * Growing lettuce & Fertilize every 3 weeks.
    * Lettuce prefers soil that is high in organic materials
    * Make sure that the remains moist and well drained
    * Lettuce will tell you when it needs water Just look at it’ll tell you
    * Lettuce can be started in the home and then when it is ready to transplant to planter boxes or pots it can be easily moved.
    * Grow Lettuce in Containers For fresh lettuce right at your doorstep, try growing containers on a sunny porch or deck. Sow seeds directly into large pots, along with early spring greens such as arugula, cilantro, and nasturtium. They'll add more flavor to salad. You can also start transplants indoors in midwinter by sowing five to seven seeds per pot. Back to Top


    Worlds To Watch  

  • Always OK
    Brooks World
    Regina Dn

    Around AW



    Hello all, Cable Car Gal here again with some exciting and fun tales of events going on around the Active Worlds universe.


    Halloween time is fast approaching. Your AW Virtual Time Editor has been Teleporting around Active Worlds looking for anything and all things Halloween. Brooksworld world owner Cleet . BrooksWorld is a p-100 world. There are many sites in this world that Teleport to 60n 4n is where this ghost house is located. worth visiting.


    Second ghost house to visit is Teleport to 65n 2e I was not disappointed at all when I found this . Be sure also to check out the Finial Resting place for some. Continue to climb the stairs and you will find another great Ghost House. Be careful the bats may think your their meal. And count Dracula will greet you at the door. The model maker of this Ghost house was Diane long time citizen of Active Worlds. Her world was Sails.


    Interview with Cleet

    Cleet what size is your present world ?

    Cleet BrooksWorld is a p-100

    Cleet if you had to describe your world what theme would you say it would be.

    Well my world has no theme per say. I was always interested in Pyramids & China & space and I like to build and I like to create. And I like to put things together I like.  

    To give the readers a little back ground on Cleet and this world .Back in 2014 Cleet came back to AW and the first building that was placed in the world back then was this palace. Located at 18s 28w .Model made by Lo. Our very own Keshi was very impressed by the model. Not so with the path .It was a mess. Thanks to her Cleet 's world took on a entire new look it was still his vision his talent of building and putting the right objects either a Prime Aw object or a custom object. Cleet knew nothing back then about owning a world or a object path. His sole desire was just to create and to build and meet new people.  

    Finial Resting Place for all bad ghosts and goblins teleport to 64n 7e 

    Dewey and PoPo the Sock Puppet


    Can you exit the maze?

    Staff Credits
    Cablecar Gal
    Virtual Fork
    Virtual Spoon
    Senior Editor
    Building Tips
    Food Editor
    Food Editor
    Roving Reporter

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    Paper White Narcissus article by Sunset
    Wiley comics courtesy of AZComics
    Dewey comics courtesy of Pelican